Latest News from China - 05/25/2002
1. [Shanghai City] Update on the Critical Condition of Imprisoned Falun Dafa Practitioner Xiong Wenqi
Shanghai Falun Dafa practitioner Xiong Wenqi was illegally arrested on May 3, 2001 in the Yangpu District of Shanghai City. Because he had refused to comply with their demands, the vindictive police at the Putuo District Detention Center, in Shanghai, inhumanly tortured Xiong Wenqi for over six months, until he was on the verge of death. Afraid of bearing that responsibility, they sent him to the hospital for emergency treatment. When Xiong Wenqi had recovered a little, the authorities became impatient, and illegally sentenced him to four and half years at Tilanqiao Prison.
Xiong Wenqi remains on a hunger strike now, with no food or water, and his condition is critical.
Contact list of responsible parties:
Cai Meiju, from the Political Security Section of Putuo Police Department, Shanghai City, is not only the main perpetrator who persecuted Xiong Wenqi, but he also plotted and participated in the persecution of many other Falun Dafa practitioners.
Putuo Police Department
Putuo District Detention Center
125 Fucun Street
Shanghai City, 200233
2. [Anda City, Heilongjiang Province] The Police Department and "610 Office" Arrest a Dozen Falun Dafa Practitioners and Search for Practitioners Who Have Left Home to Avoid Persecution
The Police Department and the "610 Office" [an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of Party administration and all other political and judiciary systems] of Anda City, Heilongjiang Province, have closely followed the orders of the Jiang regime. Since late April, they have conducted a large police sweep to hunt and persecute Falun Dafa practitioners, coercing them to sign previously prepared "promise statements" and "break off statements." Those that refuse to sign are then detained. Whenever known practitioners cannot be found, their relatives are arrested and forced to sign statements on behalf of the practitioners, in order to meet the required quota demanded by higher authorities.
On the evening of May 18, 2002, more than a dozen Falun Dafa practitioners were arrested and illegally detained for persevering in their belief of "truthfulness-benevolence-forbearance" and refusing to sign statements renouncing Falun Dafa. Police departments throughout the city conducted house to house searches within their jurisdictions to seek out the Falun Dafa practitioners who had left their homes in order to avoid persecution. In one instance occurring prior to May 1, 2002, the Police Department, a "610 Office" and the police stations dispatched about one hundred police officers to surround an apartment building at 4:00 a.m., searching every household, allegedly to apprehend a murderer. Afterwards, people learned that these authorities had been secretly trying to apprehend kind-hearted Falun Dafa practitioners. The law enforcement departments did not dare to tell people their actual motive, and instead, deceitfully fabricated a lie to use as an excuse for disturbing the residents.
Anda City 610 Office telephone: 86-459-6234007
3. [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Tiexin Police Station of Jinzhou City Abducts Falun Gong Practitioner Wang Lifan, Leaving Her Husband and Daughter Without Her Care
Around 8:00 p.m. on May 13, 2002, five or six people, including female Political Instructor Zhao Yan of the Tiexin Police Station, the Police Chief and the Neighborhood Committee Director, forcibly abducted Falun Gong practitioner Wang Lifan after breaking into her mother's home. They then ransacked the homes of both Wang Lifan and her mother. Wang Lifan's husband is a mental patient and unable to take care of himself, and their young daughter goes to school. There is no one to take care of the family while Wang Lifan is illegally detained in the No.2 Detention Center of Jinzhou City.
Tiexin Police Station
Linghe District, Jinzhou City
Jinzhou City No.2 Detention Center telephone: 86-416-2572038
Linghe Police Department of Jinzhou City
Political Security Section telephone: 86-416-2120882
Tiexin Neighborhood Committee Director in the Linghe District, Jinzhou City
Office telephone: 86-416-2867297
4. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Renhe Town Officials of the Baiyun District Break into a Residence to Abduct a Falun Dafa Practitioner
On May 23, 2002, more than a dozen Renhe Town officials, in the Baiyun District of Guangzhou City, broke into a residence and forcibly abducted female Falun Dafa practitioner Dai Yongmei without any legal document or procedure. She resisted, so they forcibly dragged her the entire way. Her relatives asked these thugs, on whose authority or based on what law, they could arrest a citizen who was not in violation of any law. One of the more arrogant among them replied, "You practice Falun Gong, so we can arrest you. We don't need any law, because we are communists."
Dai Yongmei is now being detained in the Law School (actually a brainwashing center) in the Drug Rehabilitation Center in Baiyun District, Chatou Area, Guangzhou City.
5. [Liaocheng City, Shandong Province] Liaocheng Prison is Reconstructed to become a Brainwashing Center; Falun Gong Practitioners Are Locked in Iron Cages; Practitioner Zhang Feng was Briefly Seen There
The 610 Office of Liaocheng City, Shandong Province, is extremely ruthless in persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners, and Li Yugong, the head of the 610 Office there, personally participates in this persecution. The large prisons and detention centers in the Liaocheng area are full of Falun Gong practitioners. The Liaocheng Prison was reconstructed to serve as a brainwashing center and brainwashing classes have long been held there. It is said that this place has five gates, is surrounded by electrified wire fencing, and that Falun Gong practitioners are locked in iron cages. The arrested practitioners, one after another, have gone on hunger strikes to resist the persecution. After female practitioner Qi Fengqin was tortured to death by force-feeding, the authorities began to show a little restraint, and some practitioners were even released after four days of a hunger strike. But now the authorities say that they will not release anyone who is not first brainwashed, and that this is a secret order coming directly from Jiang.
It is also said that Shiyan Elementary School teacher Zhang Feng, of the Liaocheng area, was forced to leave home for one year, in order to avoid persecution, but that at the Spring Festival this year, he was arrested in Henan Province. When some practitioners saw him in the brainwashing center, his clothes were old and shabby, and he had grown long hair and a beard. He was put into shackles after having already been on a hunger strike for two or three months. He would not even look at those traitors who had enlightened along an evil path; saying that they were unworthy to speak with him, but he would give encouragement to those who had complied with the authorities against their will. One day later, he was taken away.
We hope the fellow practitioners who see this news can send forth righteous thoughts to eradicate the evil "610 Office" and other evil forces in Liaocheng, to help the practitioners who are being persecuted and deceived.